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in the private sector somebody would have already lost their job. >> kathleen sebelius said the webs should work smoothly for the vast majority of users by the end of this month. peter is covering is for us and is live in washington. how long until healthcare.gov can handle more than 80%? >> possible it's always going to be like that. the white house said in the last hour that two out of every ten consumers who are interested in ebb -- enrolling won't be able to use healthcare.gov to sign up or won't want to. >> as hard as we work -- and we are working and continue to work on improving the web site and its functionality, it has always been the case we need to make sure that there are other avenues for people with complex situations or people who would rather not perform this kind of purchase online. >> reporter: the white house says nobody should worry if only 80% of consumers can access healthcare.gov because the other 20% can apply over the phone or in person. >> let's back up to before this computer actually got up and running. there were some red flags in congress they're investigating this.
that change for all of obamacare if washington is living through it -- >> kathleen sebelius says, easier said than done, switch -- did she lie? >> well, i think there's been so many lies. her just pales in comparison to the president's lies. let's put it on the table. >> you've say lies from the president you. don't buy the argument he wasn't into this, wasn't jazz -- >> he had to get -- >> you think he knew. so the gillibrand thing -- >> completely accurate. >> what due you make of it, we knew all long. >> those cancelled plans, that is no at glitch, not a web site problem. that's not a mistake. that's the core of the obamacare statute. >> did you discuss amongst yourselves when you heard the democrats say this won't cost anything, you were warning and saying -- but that i didn't remember too many democrats saying, oh, no, you have to pay for this. >> definitely part hoff the -- part of the debate. a lot of debate on the floor. >> uninsured americans, and it's going to cost. great goal but it's going to cost. >> absolutely. and in the law there were clearly these minimum standards that a lot
. a arthroscopeut -- a microscope to the health- care law. in addition to what we have seen with kathleen sebelius and marilyn tavenner, they may want againr from the top brass as to whether they want to update their thinking on a law. we may get more big picture stuff in december. host: more about life on the hill. here is "the wall street journal." thatg the point immigration, tax reform, a budget breakthrough, things are on hold or frozen. what does it mean? guest: the affordable care act takes oxygen out of the room. it is so politically potent. it affects everyone's constituents. they are getting the most calls on it, too. it provokes strong feelings. the agenda has come to a standstill, there is evidence that some of these things were at a standstill already. the affordable care act, that is how you fill the vacuum at a standstill. over the summer, when immigration was a big topic. when it became clear that that was stalling, the affordable care act came back with a vengeance. that was the issue everyone wanted to talk about. there is some truth that it gets in the way of everything else. al
. he said he had no idea these problems were in the offering. we had kathleen sebelius come to the committee and say everything was ready to go. here's the issue -- if you outlaw the kind of insurance that people actually have, they won't be able to keep those plans. they passed the law three years ago to outlaw the kind of insurance people have and they're surprised people don't have them? >> congressman paul ryan last night in iowa, altoona, iowa campaigning with the eye on the possibility of running in 2016. this is a headline for john thank wiseman of "the new york times," in the fracus on health coverage, some feel exposed. the reversal of political fortunes in the past month has been head spinning. republicans were contending with the voter fury over the 16-day shutdown. democrats had the momentum. now over obama care, republicans have found their voice. >> if you represent a conservative district as a democrat, you live your entire existence in fear. that gives people a narrow view of what's going on in the political world and what the future is like. you see those de
to tell the public how many americans have signed up for obama care. hhs secretary kathleen sebelius confirming just a short time ago that the initial enrollment numbers are woefully short of the administration's target and far below even their lowered expectations. i'm lou dobbs. >>> good evening, everybody. the number is 106,000. that's how many americans have enrolled in health care plans in the state and federal exchanges through the first month of obama care, just a fifth of what administration officials had projected before the launch of healthcare.gov and the opening of the exchanges. to make matters worse, the federal exchanges operating in 36 states accounted for only 27,000 of those successful enrollments. 80,000 originated in the state-run insurance exchanges. on a conference call this afternoon, secretary sebelius revealed the embarrassingly low number, but then opened herself and the administration up to outright ridicule by calling those numbers consistent with what massachusetts, a state of only 6.5 million people, experienced in its initial rollout of romney care. seb
that he had no idea that these problems were coming. we had kathleen sebelius come to the committee and say that everything was ready to go. here is the issue -- if you outlaw the kind of insurance people actually have, they won't be able to keep those plans. they passed a law three years ago to outlaw the kinds of insurance that people have in their surprise that people don't have that? we talked about that in the 2010 elections. we talked about it in the 2012 elections. we knew all of this was happening at the time. we heard all of the soaring rhetoric and all of these problems and now we see what is happening. the way i see it, there are only two explanations. either they were being dishonest or they are just incompetent. frankly, i don't know which one is the worse. i think the left -- i think they are learning a pretty valuable lesson here. i think the valuable lesson that we are learning here, unfortunately, with all the human collateral damage with the obamacare spectacle is that you don't shut out the opposition. you don't cram a bad bill into law. you do not say one thing w
-care law. in addition to what we have seen with kathleen sebelius and marilyn tavenner, they may want to hear from the top brass again as to whether they want to update their thinking on a law. we may get more big picture stuff in december. host: more about life on the hill. here is "the wall street journal." making the point that immigration, tax reform, a budget breakthrough, things are on hold or frozen. what does it mean? guest: the affordable care act takes oxygen out of the room. it is so politically potent. it affects everyone's constituents. they are getting the most calls on it, too. it provokes strong feelings. the agenda has come to a standstill, there is evidence that some of these things were at a standstill already. the affordable care act, that is how you fill the vacuum at a standstill. -- we aresummer, when living this program cause the u.s. house is about a gavel in and members will start their legislative day and hold one minute speeches on any topic. legislative work starts at 5:00 eastern. members will debate by bills including one to create a website to list all
on the phone and called everybody from the president's office to kathleen sebelius down to the fda and they finally agreed. now, i know we're going to save hundreds and hundreds of thousands of lives throughout america and i know. and that's a proud moment when you know you can make a difference such as that. i was proud of that. >> senator hoeven? >> that's the work i've done to support our men and women in uniform and our military and the great work they've done. and joe and i worked together on veterans and some of those things. so the work i've been able to do on behalf of the military, families and some of the vets that come back disabled and then trying to hire a vet. those kind of things. >> we worked on student loans. >> yeah. >> working that problem. it was governors, former governors that sit down, work together. we can tell you -- we made all the mistakes you can make. give you some of our experience. that's what we've asked for, but very few people -- >> what do you mean we've made all the mistakes you can make now? >> made a few. but we've learned from them. we're grow
of the internal revenue office. and you have kathleen sebelius and right now, of course, people all over the country have lost millions or are losing their health insurance and there was this article here in october, this was from cns news. an interview with cnn's interviewer tuesday night, health and human services secretary, kathleen sebelius, said she won't be enrolling in the problem-plagued health insurance system that she was charged to implement. i've created an account on the side, i've not tried to sign up because i have insurance. well, she, like the i.r.s., have federal employee insurance and they don't care about everybody else. but we know the head of health and human services, she's not going to bother with it and as we look into the arrogance of the internal revenue service, and i especially appreciate my friend, bill flores, bringing this up, because i don't know how many c.p.a.'s we have in congress, but i know the c.p.a. exam was a lot tougher than the bar exam and i certainly appreciate somebody who knows about dealing with the i.r.s., but this article, i.r.s. employee
to stand strongly by kathleen sebelius, are they going to demand someone else loses their job? because it does appear when we lose the vote on friday, democrats are worried, 39 democrats voted with house republicans on their if you like it, you can keep it plan. >> that came after the president offered his fix. >> and after the president threatened to veto this. >> that is a significant defection because they are concerned about the politics of this. if the white house can fix the website, they go a long way towards healing the divisions caused in the weak of this fiasco. but the fault loins are drawn, democrats are deeply nervous. the white house needs to follow through. you can't have a law and have it be oconsistently screwed up in the rollout. so this is serious times. they better have their a team on this fixing this right now. >> i have to ask you another story, another political story the cheney family. there are disputes in every family t. fact that this has become a public dispute 2009 liz cheney running for a senate seat and her sister over same-sex marriage, it is astonishin
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